Metals Monday 21 October 2019
17 September 2019

100th local authority joins MetalMatters

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With the latest news and past articles about metals recycling. Alternatively, you can use the News Archive below to find more items.


18 October 2019

UK behind Europe in can recycling, figures show


Statistics released by the trade body European Aluminium this week have shown that the UK recorded a 4 percentage point jump in aluminium recycling rates in 2017. However, the 72% recorded by the UK is still below the European ...

10 October 2019

News in brief (10/10/19)


With news on; Sackers wins UK Power Networks contract; Vegware launches courier recycling service; Kings Lynn signs Courtauld commitment, and; Enva achieves zero waste to landfill at Solheim cup.

24 September 2019

EMR and Currys PC World launch schools recycling campaign


Metal recycling business, EMR Metal Recycling, has partnered with the electrical retailer, Currys PC World, to launch a waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and metals recycling initiative in UK schools. ‘...

17 September 2019

UK misses ELV targets despite rate increase


EXCLUSIVE: The UK recorded a 1.9% increase in its End of Life Vehicle (ELV) recycling and recovery rate in 2017, but remains short of meeting EU targets for the second consecutive year. Newly-released European Commission data ...

4 September 2019

Novelis seeks conclusion to industrial action


Aluminium rolling and recycling company Novelis said it is seeking to find a solution to end industrial action at its plant in Warrington, which is scheduled to resume later this month. More than 100 staff picketed outside the ...

29 August 2019

Equipment news round-up (29/08/19)


With news on; Robot-equipped C&D processing line operational in California; Wetherby expands and installs new waste baler; Geocycle North America takes delivery of UNTHA waste shredder, and; BHS-Sonthofen ...

7 August 2019

Plastic water bottle alternatives ‘still harm the environment’


Campaign group and thinktank Green Alliance has warned of the potential environmental harm that can be caused by moving from plastic water bottles to alternatives such as cans and cartons, writes Lucy Lewin.  The organisation ...

23 July 2019

Packaging target ‘optimism’ despite plastic and aluminium concerns


Provisional packaging data for the second quarter of 2019 has suggested that most materials remain on track to meet recycling targets, but concerns remain over plastic and aluminium. The figures, published late yesterday (July 22...

2 July 2019

Novelis highlights improvements at its Warrington plant


The UK’s largest buyer of used aluminum cans, Novelis, has highlighted the improvements it has made to its can recycling facility in Warrington in recent years in order to boost performance. The facility at Latchford Locks was ...

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